Shakesville has a post up pointing to the official GOP policy platform site, http://www.gopplatform2008.com. The Republican Party platform includes the following: We strongly support the long-held policy of the Republican Party known as the “Mexico City policy,” which prohibits federal… Read More ›
Because Helen at Cast Iron Balcony covered all the issues so well that I had nothing to add – read it there.
The Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony is about to start.
In all the protests about Tibet and about internet censorship (important issues both), there is an enormous humanitarian crisis in China at risk of getting pushed into the background. That crisis is the systematised, legalised, horrific violence against women and girls.
Through Olympics time, I’m planning to post roundups and linkdumps on a series of these topics. Be warned – they’re all likely to contain triggers.
First up: forced abortion.
“Just because you can see it, doesn’t mean it’s yours.”: the political misappropriation of personal pain
Regular readers may have noticed that I have a tendency to start serieses that I don’t finish. Well, I’ve finally got a second installment in 52 Acts of Political Correctness. The original 52something meme is here – do feel free… Read More ›
This may be a watershed: the Rudd government has been challenged to show its true colours on women’s rights. Way back in the twentieth century, the Liberal government faced a situation where a woman-hating theocon, Brian Harradine, held the balance… Read More ›
Props to the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne! The Bendigo Advertiser reports that they have put in their submission to the Victorian Law Reform Commission‘s examination of the possible decriminalisation of abortion. And the Church is in favour. An all-woman taskforce… Read More ›